[floo-res-uh nt, flaw-, floh-] /flʊˈrɛs ənt, flɔ-, floʊ-/
possessing the property of ; exhibiting .
strikingly bright, vivid, or glowing:
plastic toys in fluorescent colors.
a lighting fixture that utilizes a .
exhibiting or having the property of fluorescence
1853, from fluor- + -escent (see fluorescence). The fluorescent electric lamp patent was applied for in 1896 by U.S. inventor Thomas A. Edison, but such lights were rare before 1938.
- Fluorescent antibody technique
fluorescent antibody technique n. Either of two techniques used to test for antigen with a fluorescent antibody: direct, in which immunoglobulin conjugated with a fluorescent dye is added to tissue and combines with a specific antigen; or indirect, in which unlabeled immunoglobulin is added to tissue and combines with a specific antigen, after which the […]
noun 1. a tubular electric discharge lamp in which light is produced by the fluorescence of phosphors coating the inside of the tube. noun 1. a type of lamp in which an electrical gas discharge is maintained in a tube with a thin layer of phosphor on its inside surface. The gas, which is often […]
- Fluorescent microscope
fluorescent microscope n. A microscope fitted with a source of ultraviolet radiation to aid in the detection and examination of fluorescent specimens.
- Fluorescent screen
noun 1. a transparent screen coated on one side with a phosphor that fluoresces when exposed to X-rays or cathode rays